Workers and Revolution in Iran
The Third World Experience of Workers' Control

Bayat, Assef
Publisher:  Zed
Year Published:  1989
Pages:  304pp   ISBN:  0-86232-390-8
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX19262

Industrial workers in Iran played a major role in the overthrow of the Shah. This account of the shuras, or factory councils, they set up throws new light on the Shah's defeat, and the consequent revolutionary impulses Ayatollah Khomeini subsequently crushed so ruthlessly. This and other Third World examples show how uneven capitalist development can create conditions conducive to struggles for workers' control in advanced as well as in backward economies.

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